Bengal govt to work like employee for industry, says Mamata

| Friday, January 8, 2016 - 15:02
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Mamata Banerjee

Mamata woos entrepreneurs to invest in the state

Kolkata: Projecting West Bengal as an ideal investment destination, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called upon entrepreneurs to set up industries in her state asserting that the government will "work as their employee".

Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day Bengal Global Business Summit here, Banerjee harped on her government's achievements since coming to power in May 2011.

"There is big scope and hope in Bengal. There is cheap labour, sufficient power, skilled manpower. We have land bank, suitable policies on textile, industry and the likes. We have highways and Asian highways connecting neighbouring countries," said Banerjee.

"Please invest in Bengal. Whatever help you need, from small-scale to capital industries to agro and culture industries from education to medium-scale industry... wherever you need the help, our government will work as your worker. You would be the employer and I am the employee."

Referring to the various core groups set up by her government for industrial purposes, Banerjee said: "It's my industrialist friends who are running the industry department and not us. We have set core groups for that".

She also exuded confidence about winning the coming assembly polls.

"The polls are coming but don't worry about that. This elected government will come to power again," Banerjee asserted.

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